a few months ago, katie + christie told me that they were just SO tired of simultaneously planning two weddings. and i don’t blame them. 2020 was hard on so many couples trying to navigate how to get married - arguably one of the most important things they will do in their lives - while keeping everyone as safe as possible. 

so they decided to make me so freaking happy and ditch the big wedding they were planning and move on with their contingency plan instead - a tiny wedding in their backyard in washington, north carolina - a wedding they knew they could pull off safely. 

katie told me that the second they made the decision to switch to the smaller wedding, they instantly felt relief. their wedding was proof of the wild ingenuity that 2020 couples had to embrace in order to make their weddings both beautiful and safe for themselves and those they love. it was proof that sometimes your backup plan can be infinitely better than your original idea. it was proof that with intention, you can make a backyard more beautiful than any venue money can buy. and it was proof that you don’t need hundreds of people in a room to feel the most overwhelming sense of love and support.

here’s to the browns and hopefully more of these intimate and dreamy weddings in 2021!

tent rental: capital city events

flowers: dried flowers by olga

dress: david’s bridal

catering: marabella